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News from Tug Pegasus!

Thursday Sunset Trips
Aboard the Historic Tug PEGASUS

Tug Pegasus Preservation Project is offering Thursday Sunset Trips to raise funds for the restoration of the engineer’s cabin, scheduled to start this winter.

Thursday Sunset trips: October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30. The trips will depart for Hudson River Park’s Pier 25 at 5:00  and return to Pier 25 at 7:00 to observe the unobstructed view of the sunset on the Hudson River from the boat deck in comfortable deck chairs with light refreshments.

Capacity of 12 at $100/person. to reserve a place email to enjoy the last of the summer in a very unusual way. to see the comprehensive restoration pf the tug Pegasus and TPPP’s programs.

via Tug Pegasus Preservation Project

Saturday 27 September:

Sail aboard schooner Pioneer
1PM; 4 PM; 7 PM; 9:30 PM, Pier 16 South Street Seaport


Pioneer. Photo by Will Van Dorp/Tugster

Pioneer was built as a sloop in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania in 1885 to carry sand mined near the mouth of the Delaware Bay to an iron foundry in Chester, Pennsylvania. Pioneer, like many small schooners would have transported cargo between coastal ports.

Pioneer was substantially rebuilt and today she sails the waters of NY Harbor as one of South Street Seaport Museum’s pieces of “living history.” Sail Pioneertickets here.


LILAC and The Floating Library
2 PM – 4:30 PM, Pier 25  – Admission is Free

Lilac on the Hudson River. Photo via Gothamist


Talking life and art while applying eye shadow and spreading PB&J on bread

Event Fee: One lime admits one. One ripe pineapple admits two.

Nicolás Dumit Estévez invites a small group to join in an improvisational encounter that approaches art as part of a larger experience called life. This event is meant to develop into an embodied conversation of a collaborative nature involving all of those attending. The outcome of this gathering is shaped in situ by the participants’ stories, intellectual contributions, bodily movements, and performative gestures. Talking life and art while applying eye shadow and spreading PB&J on bread seeks to break away from binaries such as art – life, audience – performer, among others, while offering participants the opportunity to open themselves up to that which does not care to be defined or categorized.

Talking life and art while applying eye shadow and spreading PB&J on bread uses Life as Material for Art and Vice Versa, as a point of reference (please read before attending this event): published by the Queens Museum. Publication Editor, Estévez. Artistic Director, Sol Aramendi. Designer, José Rodríguez. © 2014 Nicolás Dumit Estévez. See more here

*Because of the food that will be served, this experience is not open to those with allergies to nuts.*


LILAC and The Floating Library
4:30 PM – 7 PM, Pier 25, Admission is Free

The US Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC) – Office Hours

The US Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC) is the nation’s newest people-powered department, founded on the truth that art and culture are our most powerful and under-tapped resources for social change. Radically inclusive, useful and sustainable, and vibrantly playful, the USDAC aims to spark a grassroots, creative change movement, engaging millions in performing and creating a world rooted in empathy, equity, and social imagination.


Sunday 28 September:

The Waterfront Museum and Showboat Barge
1 PM – 2 PM,  290 Conover St, Red Hook, Brooklyn

Photo via Red Hook

DeadPan Alley

Staring Will Shaw, DeadPan Alley is a one-hour, one-man performance of physical comedy, verbal wit and expert skill. Audiences of all ages will be thrilled with astounding and hilarious displays of juggling and balance, fancy cowboy roping, flying boomerangs, rare and amazing spinning top manipulations, hat tricks, sight gags, audience participation and clowning steeped in the traditions of the great comedians from the silent film era to the present.

Will Shaw has performed on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Sesame Street and was an instructor for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus Clown College. Advance Tickets: Adults $13, kids – $10 or call (877) 238-5596. Tickets at the door (when available): Adults $15, kids $12.


More Pioneer Sails!
1PM; 4 PM; 7 PM, Pier 16 South Street Seaport

Pioneer. Photo by Lian Chang via wikipedia

Although most cargo schooners were made of wood, Pioneer was built with a wrought-iron hull. Pioneer was the first of only two cargo sloops built of iron in this country, and is the only iron-hulled American merchant sailing vessel still in existence. Sail the waters of NY Harbor aboard a piece of “living history.” Tickets here.


LILAC and The Floating Library
4 PM – 6 PM, Pier 25, Admission is Free

Photo via Tokyo Wonder Site

​Pauchi Sasaki

GAMA VI is a solo multimedia performance. GAMA is a three-years-long work in progress that began in early 2012 and it focuses on the exploration of the concept of expansion though the development of interactive music instruments.

Pauchi Sasaki will be appearing in a wearable sculpture “Speaker Dress” while activating various spaces throughout the steamship and will lead the audience into the Petty Officer’s Room.​ Sasaki is traveling from Peru to perform on the Floating Library. See more here.

by Mai Armstrong for Working Harbor Committee

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